San Jose >Food & Dining > 19 Market
Overpriced, So so food. I tried this restaurant because they participate with milleage plus dining program. I was disappointed with my experience. I ordered one of the expensive item on the menu seabass in claypot for $19 and garlic noodle for $7. The seabass was one of the smallest piece I ever seen, it was okay, cooked with sweet soysause but not worth $19. The garlic noodle was equally bad. I couldn't taste the garlic, butter or pepper just bland noodle that you can boil yourself at home. For garlic noodle, this restaurant can't compare with Thanh Long in SF. Perhaps they should buy the recipe. Service was okay, the waiter was friendly. Not recommended.
rude owner nightmare..... Stephan15's comments are spot on....we arrived at this place the same night, but right at 5pm and our experience was one of the worst experiences of BAD ATTITUDE i have ever experienced in a restaurant. the owner was completely rude to us, insisting we have two of the prix fix dinners despite the fact that we ordered one and explained that we were just stopping in for a quick snack before a business meeting. She came over 25 minutes after we ordered, told us she made two $40/dinners for us and said we couldn't split the dinner (the place probably had a total of 8 diners, so we weren't cutting her out of 2 diner revenues), and we we only wanted the appetizer and entree so she would have made plenty of money on our tab.. We re-explained and she threw down the one plate and stormed away. At that point we pushed the plate across the bar, paid our bar tab, and walked out as she very publicly lectured her employees about our order. I feel sorry for anybody that works for this woman. take the drive up to the Slanted Door in SF and spare yourself the experience.
Horrible customer service - Lucky the food was delicious - if not COLD.....
Went there for Valentine's Day. Had a late dinner at 9pm but the place was still full, but I was seated promtly. The place only has about 12 tables, but the service was BAD. I felt really bad cuz the food was so good, but oh my God... good thing Im with my hottie and Im feeling good. First off, the menu is price fixed on V-day with 2 options for each course, so you'd think service would be fast...
So we wait about 15-20 min till they finally take our order and ask for water as well since people who arrived after us have their water and champagne toast already. We ordered some wine as well which I assumed would come out after finishing the champagne. Our appetizers finally came out after another 20-25 min which were slightly cold already and we realized we didnt have any silverware or napkins. THEN about 5 min later our main course came out! And no wine! So I canceled the wine, they appologized and offered 2 glasses of house red on the house which I agreed on. Im a very tolerant person, but MY GOD, whats going on? I dont mind waiting for whatever if we have drinks; I love 3 hour dinners, but waiting for so long with no drink then having all the food come out at once is UNPROFESSIONAL - something that should happen at Denny's.
So overall the food was really good so It's a shame that their service is SO BAD. I don't think Ill be going back there.
So Good!. This place is really great. Much cooler than your typical downtown SJ spot. The food was great, the service was friendly and the atmosphere is very good.
Great food, friendly staff. I have dined here 3 times - twice it was a party of 4 and once was a party of 12. All three times the staff was friendly with great service, and the food was very good. It is a touch pricy compared to other places in the area, but I think the overal experience is top notch and the quality and selection of food is makes it an enjoyable dining experience. I will definately return.
Good Date Night Place and Great alternative to PF Changs.
19 Market is a modern high end Asian-Vietnamese Resturant. Upon walking in here I was very impressed with the decore of 19 Market. The decore is a modern sophisticated asian style done just right. 19 Market has a good menu choice to choose from that will appeal to most appetites. The have a nice balance of beef, seafood, chicken, and vegitarian options prepared in different ways from curry, terriyaki, grilled, stir fried, and some claypot options. They have a good drink menu with a variety of mixed drink specials and good wine selection.
The food quality here is good. It is a step up or two from most take out asian resturants and just slightly above a PF Changs. The portion sizes are just about right and everything is spiced with the right amount of flavor. The prices here are on the high side and on par with PF Changs. Most of the appitizers run between $6-$9, entrees $10-$20, and vegitable and sides about $13-$20.
The only real negative I have to say about 19 Market is service. When I arrived there, there was only 1 server taking care of about 10 tables. The server was also the bartender/hostess/bust boy. This guy did work hard to serve us all (much kudos to him) but for the this type of place there should have been atleast 2 people. Might be just a 1 time thing because someone called in sick.
One tip, probably the best deal here is their happy hour deal. Appitizers are half off and so are drinks. If you can make happy hour, there are enough options on the appitizers to make a pretty good meal.
Overall this is good place to come to as a better alternative to PF Changs, for a date night, or for the happy hour specials.
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